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Haringey Learning Partnership

 Student Wellbeing

At HLP our student wellbeing team consists of two counsellors, a psychotherapist who offers animal-assisted therapy, and a mentoring team.  They have extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with a wide range of needs and work using a range of approaches including creative and play methods.  Therapeutic intervention usually lasts for a minimum of 6 weeks.  However, based on each student's individual need support may continue long-term.  Sessions are face-to-face and are held at Commerce House; in specific circumstances therapy may be offered online. 
Our mentoring team work with us during the school day as well as after school and during the school holidays.  The mentoring offer is bespoke to each student and a tailor-made programme of support is devised based on individual need.  The mentoring offer is extensive and includes opportunities for paid work experience.
Our staff are skilled at recognising when a young person is experiencing a difficult time or when they may require an extra bit of support, together we discuss and implement the most appropriate pathway of support, which is kept under half-termly review. Requests for support can also come from students and parents/carers. 
If you would like to discuss your child's emotional wellbeing, please contact Michelle Burke. 


These resources and organisations offer fantastic support at challenging times for our young people.

For help: Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. offering practical and emotional support so that young people can enter adulthood with the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.

Anna Freud on-my-mind/self-care - National centre for children and families – Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. – A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen – Free online counselling for young people – Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, we can help. – The national mental health charity runs an advice and information service and produces a lot of information about different aspects of psychosis – Information and advice about mental health problems and support and care available. CHOICES offers support to children, young people up to the age of 17 and families in Haringey who are worried about their emotional wellbeing. The THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al, 2019) is an integrated, person centred and needs led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and families which conceptualises need in five categories: Thriving, Getting Advice and Signposting, Getting Help, Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support Parenting programmes and workshops for mothers, fathers and carers of children and young people living in Haringey or attending a Haringey school.

For information: – Information about different mental health problems, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, treatment options and how to get help. – specific information about bipolar disorder. - MindEd is a free educational resource on children,
young people, adults and older people's mental health - This self-help guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety.